Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia · 109 hotels available
Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur is a bustling, popular tourist spot based at its marketplace known as Petaling Street. In the olden days, when Malaysia was still known as Tanah Melayu or Malaya, the Chinese had come and settled in this country working as tin miners. However, during the Selangor Civil War, several tin mines were temporarily abandoned. The mines were flooded when the Chinese returned after the war. Hence, it is said that Yap Ah Loy, an influential Chinese figure had opened a tapioca mill on Petaling Street in his effort persuading the Chinese to stay on. This event had given the name “Chee Cheong Kai” meaning ‘Starch Factory Street’. Since then onwards, Petaling Street has been given a facelift and the Chinese community continue its legacy of Chinatown heritage and soul.
Visitors may easily hop on any local public bus heading towards Kotaraya within its route. Exiting at Kotaraya stop, Chinatown will be just a walking distance to reach.
Chinatown is served by a good network of railway service providers. Visitors can either take the Light Rail Transit (LRT) exiting at Pasar Seni or Masjid Jamek station; or take the Monorail exiting at Plaza Rakyat station or getting on the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) Intercity Komuter exiting at Kuala Lumpur station. From any of the exit stations, Chinatown will be just a walking distance to reach.
A well-known day and night shopping district with hundreds of happening stalls selling all kinds of stuff from Chinese herbs to high grade imitation goods at cheap prices. The entire length of the street is fitted with a massive green awning covering rows of stalls. Haggling is the way of life in this market where prices can be brought lower. Its clear landmark is the impressive Oriental-style archway welcoming visitors with the words ‘Jalan Petaling / Petaling Street’ spelled out in gold letters.
Central Market or Pasar Seni built in 1928 is one of Kuala Lumpur’s familiar landmark used to be a simple wet market but was revamped in the 1980s into handicrafts complex. The building has its own unique wall colour that stands out the art-deco style of local ‘Baroque’ trimmings. Inside the Central Market, guests may come across stalls and outlets selling local souvenirs and crafts merchandise such as authentic Malaysian batik prints.
Kasturi Walk also known as The Malaysia Heritage Walk is a covered, open-air flea market set up along Jalan Kasturi established in early 2011. As like Petaling Street, vendors here sell fake label goods alongside local snacks. During special event or festivals, the spot become alive with special performances such as the famous lion and dragon dance performed for Chinese New Year celebration.
The Dayabumi Complex is one of the earliest skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur built in the 1970s. The 515 feet skyscraper features patterns of eight-pointed stars, high vaulted arches and shiny white fretwork incorporating Islamic design to resemble a mosque. The 35 storey building used to house the headquarters of national oil company, PETRONAS until they moved to the world famous PETRONAS Twin Towers.
Peter Hoe Beyond is a warehouse-sized shop of three colourful sections separating a retail store, boutique and café. It is located next to the Sheraton Imperial Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The shop offers the specially made merchandise that is made by craftsmen across the region using the design of Peter Hoe, a Malaysian local artist. Some of the best seller items include local woven rattan baskets, hand-printed fabric and beaded earrings from Jaipur, handmade candles from Chiang Mai and silverware from Indonesia.
This hotel provides a pleasant and comfortable stay while being nearby Chinatown. Its location is within the center of Kuala Lumpur in Petaling Street. Hence, a good choice for any budget travellers.
This hotel has a great location within the Kasturi Walk of Kuala Lumpur and provides easy access to the heart of shopping area in the bustling Central Market and Chinatown. It offers great services and quality accommodations for enjoyable stay.
A city hotel that sits across Central Market featuring a terrace and views of the river. This hotel is popular among guests who prefer to be close enough to the important financial, fashion and tourist hub yet still within a controlled level of city madness.
This hotel is strategically located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, surrounded by interesting city tourist spots and night markets. Leisure travellers will enjoy quick access to LRT station and will be delighted to be in a place that keeps close where it needs to be.
For family vacation or leisure, this hotel provides a satisfactory comfort during your stay within Kuala Lumpur. It offers excellent services and facilities within immediate reach every time.